Brazil

MACULELE- BRAZIL

Performed in a group by forming a circle called “roda” is a South American dance form known as Maculele. This “mock stick combat” dance is said to have originated from Brazil. Furthermore, this unique dance style involves the use of a stick made from biriba, canzi, or pitia wood. In addition, a few other Brazilian […]

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SAMBA DE GAFERIA- BRAZIL

Created using the energetic “Samba” as a template, is a dance style known as Samba De Gaferia. This “Latin American” dance has originated from Brazil, and is basically a “partner dance” i.e. it involves a male and female.  In addition, this dance is supposed to have developed from the Botafogo, Catete, and Rio De Janerio […]

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SURRA DE BUNDA- BRAZIL

Created and developed by a South American vocal group known as “Tequileiras De Funk” is a dance style known as Surra De Bunda. This “female” group dance is said to have originated from the state of Sao Paulo located in Brazil. Apparently, the Portuguese word “Surra De Bunda” when translated literally means “punishment by ass”.  […]

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LUNDU- BRAZIL

Possessing elements belonging to the “Afro-Brazilian” performing arts culture is a South American dance form known as Lundu. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Brazil. Apparently, this dance is said to have been developed within the Bantu community of Africa and in the Portuguese culture. Furthermore, this dance was supposed to have […]

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LAMBADA – BRAZIL

Created by fusing elements of “forro, salsa, merengue, maxixe, and carimbo” is a renowned dance style called Lambada. This “Latin American” dance has originated from the state of Para located in north Brazil. This dance style (of African origin) became extremely popular worldwide during the 1980’s particularly in the Latin American and Caribbean countries. Furthermore, […]

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SAMBA- BRAZIL

Considered to be “Afro-Brazilian” in origin is a renowned and extremely rhythmical dance style known as Samba. This “Latin American” dance is said to have originated during the 16th century from Brazil. This dance form does not consist of a set template, and hence basically comprises of different styles that minutely vary from each other. […]

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